- “Official Squeamishness?” by Dr Peter Gray
Sat, 29 September 2012 02:30PM - 05:00PM
Former Chapel (Arts: Quad South), York St John Co -
“Official Squeamishness?” - An analysis of the strategic leadership of the air offensive against Germany.
Speaker: Dr Peter Gray, Senior Research Fellow in Air Power Studies and Director of The Centre for War Studies University of Birmingham.
The strategic air offensive against Germany remains one of the most controversial aspects of the Second World War; one historian has recently characterised the debate as 'savage'. There were bitter arguments and disputes during the campaign over its cost in men and materiel, its effectiveness and its legitimacy. The talk will cover the senior leadership and direction of the strategic air offensive and examine the often turbulent relationships between the senior Royal Air Force Leaders and their political masters. The talk will focus on the changing attitudes within the Air Ministry and whether indeed that was a culture of 'Official Squeamishness'.
Former Chapel (Arts: Quad South), York St John Co
Lord Mayor's Walk
The venue for all our meetings is The York St John University, on Lord Mayor’s Walk, in York. A map is available via the WFA web site here. Detailed directions to our venue and parking options are available on request (contact details here).
Our meetings commence at 2.30pm, and usually end around 5pm. A break for refreshments takes place during the afternoon, which is included within the requested entry donation of just £6.
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Please note slight change of venue in the University from March 2013: we will be meeting in the Former Chapel (Arts: Quad South) which is situated adjacent to the pedestrian entrance to York St John College, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX
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